LaSalle Co. 4-H ‘Game Changers’ computer sciences club opens enrollment


LA SALLE - Youth ages 8-14 are invited to participate in the 4-H’s computer sciences club, Game Changers. This 4-H SPIN (SPecial INterest) Club is a highly engaging experience that teaches coding skills through fun exercises. Participants will learn how to use computer science (CS) to create games, solve problems and engage themselves in topics they are passionate about.

Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, this hands-on experience includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform, as well as two unplugged activities that bring coding to life through games, physical activities and puzzles. Game Changers is perfect for first-time and beginner coders, ages 8 to 14.

The 4-H Game Changers SPIN Club will meet for six sessions at the University of Illinois Extension Education Center and Community Teaching Kitchen, 944 East First St., LaSalle beginning on Saturday, March 7. The one-hour sessions will start at 10 a.m. Additional sessions will be on March 14, 28 and April 4, 11, 18. Session locations may very due to club activity.

For more information and to enroll in this club, contact the University of Illinois Extension LaSalle County at (815) 433-0707.

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